Staff Awards

Staff Awards

Welcome to the Staff Awards website, where we recognise and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. If you wish to share any prizes or awards received, new appointments or memberships in prestigious boards or societies, and other notable achievements, we would love to hear from you.

20 December 2017

Prof Phoon Kok Kwang receives Humboldt Research Award

Professor Phoon Kok Kwang, NUS Vice Provost (Academic Personnel) and a Distinguished Professor, has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. Prof Phoon, whose expertise lies in risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering, has been with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NUS Engineering since 1995.

Professor Phoon Kok Kwang, NUS Vice Provost (Academic Personnel) and a Distinguished Professor, has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. Prof Phoon, whose expertise lies in risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering, has been with the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at NUS Engineering since 1995.

The Humboldt Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s lifelong achievements to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future. In addition, the award winner is invited to carry out research projects of his/her own choice in cooperation with specialist colleagues in Germany.

15 November 2017

Prof Mohan J. Dutta receives National Communication Association Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award

Professor Mohan J. Dutta from NUS Communications and New Media was awarded the National Communication Association Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award. The National Communication Association’s Outstanding Health Communication Scholar Award, presented to the best health communication researcher, recognises significant contributions made to health communication, in the form of a monograph, book, and/or programme of research, to the study and application of the field of Health Communication.

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07 November 2017

Prof Philip Liu receives inaugural ‘Hamaguchi Award’

Professor Philip Liu, Vice President for Research & Technology, and distinguished professor from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was recently presented with the inaugural Hamaguchi Award for his outstanding achievement and contribution to tsunami and coastal disaster resilience technology.

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22 October 2017

Mathematics Prof Toh Kim Chuan receives international award

Professor Toh Kim Chuan, Provost’s Chair Professor, Department of Mathematics, has been conferred the Farkas Prize for his fundamental contributions to the theory, practice and application of convex optimisation, especially semidefinite programming and conic programming.

Professor Toh Kim Chuan, Provost’s Chair Professor, Department of Mathematics, has been conferred the Farkas Prize for his fundamental contributions to the theory, practice and application of convex optimisation, especially semidefinite programming and conic programming.

Prof Toh’s research focuses on Algorithms and Applications of Convex and Semidefinite Programming, as well as Iterative Methods for Large Linear Systems of Equations. He is active in the field of optimisation and sits on the editorial board of several mathematical journals.

The Farkas Prize of the INFORMS Optimization Society is awarded annually at the INFORMS Fall National Meeting to researchers for outstanding contributions to the field of optimisation, over the course of his/her career.

19 October 2017

NUS Mechanical Engineering Researcher wins IChemE Energy Award 2017

In recognition of his research effort and contribution to Energy and Sustainability, Associate Professor Chua Kian Jon Ernest, from NUS Mechanical Engineering, was conferred the ‘IChemE Energy Award 2017’ on 19 October 2017.

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10 October 2017

NUS Team LEADS bags gold at team excellence assessment

Team NUS clinched gold at the Singapore Productivity Association’s Team Excellence Assessment on 10 October 2017. The award, which recognises excellence in Team Excellence activities, is the highest accolade accorded to individuals and teams in the Team Excellence Initiative. It highlights the importance of team excellence in business excellence.

Team NUS clinched gold at the Singapore Productivity Association’s Team Excellence Assessment on 10 October 2017. The award, which recognises excellence in Team Excellence activities, is the highest accolade accorded to individuals and teams in the Team Excellence Initiative. It highlights the importance of team excellence in business excellence.

Team NUS comprised Sasitharan Sivasangaran, Azlan Aris and Grace Chan from NUS Student Affairs, and Dorothea Lee from NUS Financial Services. The Team LEADS (Leadership, Engagement and Developing Students) project focused on improving the student life experience of student leaders at NUS. The joint efforts and teamwork by the cross-functional project team bore testament to what the two offices could achieve together to make a positive difference for the student community.